Profiles of International Terrorist Organizations
Find out what terrorism is. Learn about the historical predisposition for its development and growth. Learn how to distinguish between domestic and international terrorism. Read U.S. Department of State annual reports and statistics on terrorist activities around the world. View terrorist groups’ profiles and learn about countries that sponsor their actions. Includes maps, a lesson plan, and photographs of terrorist organization leaders. There are links to eThemes resources on September 11, Afghanistan, and war in Iraq.
Fact Monster: Terrorist Trouble Spots around the World
Learn what countries are considered today to sponsor terrorism. Explore links at the bottom of the page to learn more about Osama bin Laden, Terrorism around the World, State-Sponsored Terrorism, International Terrorist Organizations, and more. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
BBC: History: The Changing Faces of Terrorism
This article explains the origins and historical development of terrorism. Use link "Next", at the bottom of the article, or select links on the left to navigate to other chapters and to learn more about terrorists' acts and tactics. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
What Is Islam?
This one-page PDF looks at Islam without stereotypes and provides basic facts about the world's second largest religion.
BBC News: In Depth: War on Terror: Investigation on Terror
Here is a profile of Al Qaeda. Learn when, how, and by whom this organization was established. Select highlighted links to read about Al Qaeda leaders and their acts. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
Learn about the terrorist organization Hamas, its history, and its leader. Includes a photograph of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. NOTE: The site includes several pop-up and banner ads.
South Asia Terrorism Portal
Use icons and links on this page to learn about various terrorist groups in South Asia. Click on map icons at the top right corner to view maps. NOTE: The site includes pop-up ads.
CIA: The World Factbook
Use the drop-down menu at the top to learn countries profiles. Includes maps.
CNN: Alleged Sponsors of Terrorism
Here is an interactive map of seven countries that, according to the U.S. government, support terrorism. Select countries on the map to read about their activities.
U.S. Department of State: Patterns of Global Terrorism
This page has a links to yearly reports on terrorist activities around the world. Click on the highlighted years on the left to read about terracts and involved organizations. Select the "Report (html form)" link on each year page to find more information such as in Appendix A: Chronology of Terrorist Incidents and Appendix H has a statistical review.
This classroom activity is designed to help students understand what terrorism is and form an opinion on what kind of actions can be considered as terror by different cultures and religions.
eThemes Resource: September 11
Explore several children's news sites about the Sept. 11 tragedy and America's response. Includes interactive maps, timelines, videos, and a listing of recommended children's books. There is information about the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Osama Bin Laden. Also includes an animated movie about anthrax. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Afghanistan, the September 11 anniversary, and coping with terrorism.
eThemes Resource: Country: Afghanistan
Learn more about the people, history, and culture of Afghanistan. Includes photographs, timelines, and articles about this war-ravaged country. There is also information on the Taliban and Islam. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on September 11.
eThemes Resource: Helping Students Understand the War in Iraq
These sites have tips to help educators answer students' questions about the war with Iraq. Includes information about identifying students who are upset and advice on how to help them cope. There are activities to prompt students to discuss their feelings. Other sites let students post their artwork online or send a message to troops. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Iraq.